World Kidney Day 2017 observed with theme Kidney Disease and Obesity

Since 2006, the World Kidney Day has been annually observed on the second Thursday in March.

Mar 12, 2017 08:00 IST
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9 March 2017: World Kidney Day (WKD)

The World Kidney Day 2017 was observed on 9 March 2017 with the theme Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

The WKD 2017 sought to promote education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney diseases.


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About World Kidney Day

• The WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

• The day is a global health awareness campaign with a focus on the importance of the kidneys.

• The day was launched to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

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The themes of the World Kidney Day since its beginning in 2006  are

2017: Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

2016: Kidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!

2015: Kidney Health for All

2014: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

2013: Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!

2012: Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive

2011: Protect your kidneys: Save your heart

2010: Protect your kidneys: Control diabetes

2009: Protect your kidneys: Keep your pressure down

2008: Your amazing kidneys!

2007: CKD: Common, harmful and treatable

2006: Are your kidneys OK?

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

• The ISN is a not-for-profit society dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.

• The society, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, is active in over 126 countries across the world.

The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)

• The IFKF, a not-for-profit federation, was established in 1999.

• At present, it has a membership of 63 kidney foundations and patient groups in more than 41 countries.

• The foundation seeks to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease.

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